We have already looked at Mount St. Helens a couple of times. With May 18th falling on a Sunday this year, of course we’re going to revisit the May 18, 1980, eruption, and check out in detail how the volcano is slowly rebuilding itself.
There are time-lapse videos out there of the landslide and directed blast, but I think some of the images are protected by copyright, so instead here’s a link to the USGS web page “The catastrophic first minute.”
And more from the USGS:
The next USGS video is already in one of the earlier Mount St. Helens posts, but you might have missed this fascinating close-up look at how a volcano rebuilds itself after a big eruption. The USGS collected the images of the dome between 2004 and 2008.
Categories: Sunday morning volcano